ok, it's starting to sound official: obviously they are offering you free premium slots for lobbying for them. right?
I didn't even think of that TBH. & I got a link this week from a Spanish friend & that was the first time I opened up the page to be greeted with dodgy looking spyware type dialogues flashing in my face.
On your megaupload point, you can, by translating the page into another language, sometimes trick it.
I also have access to 2 other servers via a vpn client. One in England & one in Germany, so if I get the "no slots available" message, I can go through another server (also beats the download limits
But, it is true that FTP & torrents are by far & away the easiest & prolly the safest way to share.